live music

Cub Sport

2019 saw Cub Sport undergo a transformation from local indie band to global pop powerhouse. With sell out dates across 4 continents, and a community and message that is impacting lives worldwide, the prolific independent Brisbane group are forging their own path to global acclaim. The energy around Cub Sport is fearless and captures the […]

Miguel Zenon – The Checkout

About Berklee Masters on the Road and The Checkout Berklee’s Masters on the Road series continues with Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow, alumnus, composer, and jazz saxophonist Miguel Zenon leading a student ensemble at Birdland in New York and The Red Room @ Cafe 939 in Boston. The student group includes trumpeter Bastien Rieser from Munich, […]

Seraphim presents…”Nevertheless, She Persisted”

Following up on last season’s “Women’s Perspectives” program and in honor of the centennial of the 19th amendment passing, Seraphim presents “Nevertheless, She Persisted”. This concert features a newly commissioned work, Nevertheless, by Indian-American composer Shruthi Rajasekar; an encore performance of Richard Clark’s Woman of No Distinction; Mari Esabel Valverde’s Border Lines; Christina Whitten Thomas’ […]

Sputter Box at The Lilypad

Sputter Box is an interdisciplinary performance ensemble consisting of clarinet, voice, and percussion. On Saturday, February 15 at 4:30 pm, they will present a concert at The Lilypad in Inman Square with works by Alan Hankers, Bethany Younge, Victor Ekimovsky, Jordan Nobles, and Georges Aperghis. These pieces include sounds inspired by the physical act of […]

Youth in a Roman Field with Liv Greene at Club Passim

Youth in a Roman Field wants to help you break the rules. The genre-crossing project of singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Claire Wellin (of the art-rock powerhouse San Fermin, Apartment Sessions, and ‘Once’ on Broadway) incorporates sounds of “Appalachia, cayenne pepper, and ghosts” to create an original, progressive sound with sweeping vocals and haunting strings at the […]

WBGO The Checkout: Berklee Institute of Jazz & Gender Justice

Students studying in the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice perform with Grammy-winning drummer, producer, and educator Terri Lyne Carrington; composer and bassist Linda May Han Oh; and composer and pianist Kris Davis. The concert is in partnership with WBGO and will be part of The Checkout – Live at Berklee hosted by Simon […]

Graham Gaines at the Lilypad

Graham Gaines is a one-man, multi-instrument band based out of Boston, MA.  Graham graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music in 2014, and spent three years touring with the historic jazz vocal group The Four Freshmen.  His music combines layers of vocals, flugelhorn, keys and percussion with influences from jazz, indie electronica, and singer-songwriter […]

The Vijay Iyer Trio

Composer-pianist Vijay Iyer was named DownBeat magazine’s Jazz Artist of the Year for 2012, 2015, 2016, and 2018 and Artist of the Year in Jazz Times‘ Critics’ Poll and Readers’ Poll for 2017. He received a 2013 MacArthur Fellowship, a 2012 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, and a 2011 Grammy nomination. He has released more than twenty albums, […]

NY award-winning Jazz drummer/trio in Boston

Featured Guests:  Allison Miller Trio Last series concert of the season until next March, 2020 The Creative Music Series proudly presents A premier appearance by Allison Miller (from New York) Rising Star–Drums—Downbeat 2019 International Critics Poll With a distinctive trio formed by this premier drummer on piano, the wonderful Carmen Staaf (from New York) […]


Five-time 2019 Boston Music Award nominee Oompa hosts intimate celebration of her newly-released sophomore album, Cleo. Kaovanny and Brandi Blaze open. Oompa is a nationally-acclaimed, Boston-born poet, rapper, and educator, who is forever representing the queer, black, orphaned, hood kids, and them. She is the winner of the 2018 Unsigned Artist of the Year award from Boston […]

Ava Camille at CultureHouse

Ava Camille grew up singing and songwriting in the Washington D.C. area. As a little girl, her two favorite artists were Tina Turner and the Dixie Chicks. Such different sounds made Ava question her own authenticity and musical direction – components she’s still trying to discover today! Her musical heroes range from Turner and the […]

Culturepalooza Music Festival

You’re invited to Culturepalooza, the world’s chillest and coziest music festival! While most festivals are loud, crowded, and expensive, ours is laid back, relaxed, and totally free. Every Saturday in October, come on down to our community living room to listen to unplugged performances by amazing local artists. October 5 7 p.m. Gus Minter 8 […]